All Ale and Higher Buxton

All Ale and Higher Buxton

 Telling the history of some of our many pubs, visiting Buxton’s oldest building plus much more.

Tour Journey

This walking tour tells the history of some of our many pubs, visits Buxton’s oldest building, St Annes Church and explores Scrivener’s Books, perhaps the largest second-hand bookshop in Derbyshire and one of the Guardian’s “10 best” and marvels at the smallest museum in Buxton. Finishing at The Cheshire Cheese for beer sampling from Titanic who began brewing for demonstration purposes in a log fired Victorian micro-brewery on the Shugborough estate.
Starting from the Opera House we climb Hall Bank built by Georgian architect John Carr to see one of the best views of the town. The history of the Kings Head, The Eagle (or The Eagle & Child) built by the Devonshire Estate in 1760 and one of the first buildings in Buxton to be redeveloped by the 5th Duke to cater for the spa visitors, are further revealed. St Anne’s church and graveyard follows, to see John Kane’s grave and a visit to a Victorian museum set inside the marvelous Scriveners bookshop make this a great tour. The sampling of local beers at the Cheshire Cheese to finish is a real bonus!


  • Price: £8 per person, 6-12 people per group
  • Length: Approximately 1 hour
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Times: Please contact us for more details.


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